Criminal Justice Lab Project 1.07

Jul 26th, 2015
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Price: $10 USD

Question description

This is a high school assignment, it's very easy. You must read the following articles and just ask the questions in 3-5 sentences. 

The first article link: http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/02/u-s-prison-population-seeing-unprecedented-increase/

Here are the questions for that article:

  1. By what percent has the U.S. prison population increased in the last three decades?
  2. According to the deputy director of the U.S. program at Human Rights Watch, how does the growing number of prisoners reflect a human rights problem?
  3. Besides juveniles, what other age group is experiencing unprecedented incarceration rates? Does this surprise you? Why or why not?
  4. How does crime policy analyst Nathan James describe crimes that have a "high level of replacement"? Does this help explain the growing prison population? Why or why not?
  5. In your opinion, should nonviolent criminals be incarcerated? Why or why not?
  6. According to the article, how much money does it cost per year to house a single prisoner? Does this amount surprise you? Why or why not?
  7. What does the author of the article argue is the biggest contributor to the growing number of prisoners? Do you agree? Why or why not?
The second article link: http://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice

It's a video, you could either watch the video and answer the questions or read the transcript which is the same thing.

Here are the questions for that article:

  1. The speaker argues that the criminal justice system in America treats you better if you're rich and guilty than if you're poor and innocent. Do you agree? Why or why not?
  2. According to the speaker, what percentage of black men in Alabama have permanently lost their right to vote? Are you surprised by this figure? Why or why not?
  3. Do you think that the United States should have life imprisonment without parole for children? Explain. How does the speaker feel about this issue?
  4. What does the speaker argue is the real question surrounding the death penalty?
  5. What statistic does Stevenson present as evidence that the death penalty in America is defined by error?
  6. According to the speaker, how is a society judged?
  7. Stevenson points out that Americans are uncomfortable talking about inequality. Do you agree? Why or why not?
Answers must be 3-5 sentences.

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